Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PRIMUS / Suck On This [1989]

Like Jane's Addiction and Husker Du, prog/funk rock act Primus decided to release a live recording for their debut album, 1989's Suck On This.  
A tight little package showcasing Primus' undeniable talent after only 2 months of being together and the already dedicated rabid audience.  With Les Claypool's nasally vocals & slap-happy bass, Larry LaLonde's discordant tripped-out guitar lines and Tim Alexander's pounding drums all melding together to create some ever-shifting tempos that shouldn't work but somehow it works like magic. Primus is an acquired taste that seems to only attract musicians and fans of Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa but make no mistake this is one of the best debut albums ever. 

5 fat bastards out of 5

Songs Of Note: JellikitHarold Of The Rocks

No comments: